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STAR FORMATION

Turbulence in the heavens

The largest ever simulation of astrophysical turbulence substantially improves our understanding of how energy injection on large interstellar scales governs how stars form on small scales.

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Fig. 1: Star formation in the turbulent interstellar medium.

NASA / ESA / N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) / the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).

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McKee, C.F., Stone, J.M. Turbulence in the heavens. Nat Astron 5, 342–343 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-020-01277-w

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